Immune: The new book from Kurzgesagt – a gorgeously illustrated deep dive into the immune system

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A look at IMMUNE




Look inside IMMUNE…

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Meet some of the key players:

Dendritic CellDendritic Cell

Antigen: (The Wiener)Antigen: (The Wiener)

E-Coli E-Coli

At the scale of a cell, your body is an utterly gigantic structure of pipes as wide as mountains, filled with oceans of fluids, rapid torrents permeating intricate cave systems stretching as far as whole countries. Dendritic Cells, mighty messengers and intelligence officers of the Innate Immune System, are stationed everywhere the Border Kingdom can be penetrated.

Imagine the MHC class II receptor as a hot dog bun that can be filled with a tasty wiener. The wiener is the antigen. Helper T Cells are able to recognize an antigen only if it is presented in an MHC class II molecule. Or in other words, they eat a wiener only in a hot dog bun. Think of Helper T Cells as really picky eaters—they would NEVER eat a wiener that floats around by itself. No sir, that would be disgusting!

According to even the most conservative estimate, bacteria have at least ten times more mass than all animals combined. In one gram of the plaque on your teeth, more bacteria are living their life than there are humans on planet Earth right now (if you need a motivating story for your kids why they should brush their teeth and also give them nightmares, there you go).

Publisher‏:‎Hodder & Stoughton; 1st edition (2 Nov. 2021)
Hardcover‏:‎368 pages
Dimensions‏:‎18.4 x 3 x 23 cm

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